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    Toyota's Tianjin Plants Coming Back on Line  

    The automaker says it will resume operations at its plants in the Chinese port city Thursday, two weeks after two massive chemical explosions that killed at least 116 people....More
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    Scale Back China Output, Suzuki President Says  

    President Toshihiro Suzuki says the automaker's two Chinese plants must adjust their current annual production capacity of 500,000 units, which is double its number of sales in the last fiscal year....More
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    Toyota Testing Possible Replacements for Takata Airbag Inflators  

    A spokeswoman for Japan's No.1 automaker says it is testing airbag inflators made my suppliers Autoliv and Nippon Kayaku as possible alternatives to Takata inflators linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries....More
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    Thai Auto Industry Says 2015 Sales Will Miss Target  

    The Federation of Thai Industries' Auto Industry Club, downgrading its 2015 forecast for the second time this year, says sales could total between 750,000 and 800,000 units this year, compared with 881,832 in 2014....More
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    GM Brazil Strike Ends After Layoffs Suspended  

    The 2-week walkout ended when GM placed the 800 workers slated for layoff on five months' paid leave and said it would launch a voluntary buyout plan....More
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    Daimler Cutting 1,500 More Jobs in Brazil  

    The German manufacturer has cut about 3,000 jobs in Brazil since June as a weak economy and high inflation curtail commercial-truck production in the country....More
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    Daimler Confident in Continued Growth in China  

    Hubertus Troska, who heads the German luxury automaker's China operations, says he expects sales to "significantly" exceed 300,000 units this year despite the country's stock-market slump....More
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    GM China JV Announces 'Green Car' Plant  

    The plant under construction by SAIC-GM-Wuling, the U.S. automaker's JV with two Chinese companies, will have annual capacity to build 200,000 "new energy" electric and hybrid cars....More
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    Report Says Daimler's Zetsche Eyeing Tech JVs  

    CEO Dieter Zetsche tells a German magazine automakers developing cars of the future will require "different types" of cooperation with high-tech companies such as Apple and Google....More
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    Toyota Bypassing Takata for Airbag-Inflator Purchase  

    Toyota is buying airbag inflators from Tier 2 supplier Nippon Kayaku instead of Takata, whose defective inflators have been linked to at least eight deaths and prompted a global recall of millions of vehicles....More

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